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Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:28 AM

Hey! What ever happened to Octafish?

He was one of my favorite posters...

I know...that'll really piss off a few here..

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Reply Hey! What ever happened to Octafish? (Original post)
PCIntern Nov 2018 OP
edhopper Nov 2018 #1
PCIntern Nov 2018 #2
edhopper Nov 2018 #3
PCIntern Nov 2018 #7
edhopper Nov 2018 #11
PCIntern Nov 2018 #26
edhopper Nov 2018 #27
True Dough Nov 2018 #28
edhopper Nov 2018 #29
Hotler Nov 2018 #32
edhopper Nov 2018 #37
Hotler Nov 2018 #48
True Dough Nov 2018 #40
edhopper Nov 2018 #46
deaniac21 Nov 2018 #51
peekaloo Nov 2018 #4
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #56
JonLP24 Nov 2018 #65
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #68
backtoblue Nov 2018 #5
jberryhill Nov 2018 #6
Me. Nov 2018 #8
H2O Man Nov 2018 #30
Me. Nov 2018 #35
H2O Man Nov 2018 #36
Me. Nov 2018 #38
PCIntern Nov 2018 #54
malaise Nov 2018 #39
SidDithers Nov 2018 #9
PCIntern Nov 2018 #10
edhopper Nov 2018 #12
jberryhill Nov 2018 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2018 #17
SidDithers Nov 2018 #20
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #34
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #58
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #59
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2018 #14
SidDithers Nov 2018 #18
jberryhill Nov 2018 #16
MrsCoffee Nov 2018 #19
dalton99a Nov 2018 #23
Hotler Nov 2018 #33
Codeine Nov 2018 #44
Xolodno Nov 2018 #47
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #57
R B Garr Nov 2018 #67
JonLP24 Nov 2018 #66
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2018 #13
Mc Mike Nov 2018 #21
Cetacea Nov 2018 #24
Mc Mike Nov 2018 #25
Cetacea Nov 2018 #42
Hotler Nov 2018 #31
Mc Mike Nov 2018 #71
Cetacea Nov 2018 #22
cwydro Nov 2018 #41
Celerity Nov 2018 #43
cwydro Nov 2018 #50
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #61
cwydro Nov 2018 #64
milestogo Nov 2018 #45
dalton99a Nov 2018 #49
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #60
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #69
rusty fender Nov 2018 #70
Kaleva Nov 2018 #52
elocs Nov 2018 #53
John1956PA Nov 2018 #55
pintobean Nov 2018 #62
JonLP24 Nov 2018 #63
joet67 Dec 2018 #72

Response to PCIntern (Original post)


Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:38 AM

2. Wrong...

he's still technically active.

And kiss my petunia...

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:40 AM

3. Oops

I must be thinking of another poster.

Will delete my post.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:44 AM

7. I thus retract the petunia part...for now. nt

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:50 AM

11. You were right to be indignent

as i wrongly besmirched a member.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:44 PM

26. You're a good guy actually...

:<

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:01 PM

27. Thanks

I always ask myself, what would a Republican do, and do the opposite.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:24 PM

28. You're no Dennis Hopper

but we'll gladly take edhopper!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:27 PM

29. He turned into

a nasty Repug, didn't he?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:45 PM

32. I doubt it ED. I talked with him a few times through PM'S and....

he was a life long democrat before JFK was shot.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 04:29 PM

37. He ended a big Republican

voted so since Reagan.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 09:33 AM

48. Well bless your heart.

Have a good day.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 06:55 PM

40. I honestly don't know what his politics were

Just the most famous Hopper I could think of, other than...

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Response to True Dough (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:30 AM

46. okay

thanks for the kind words.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:40 AM

4. Ya know, I was away for about 6 years and upon returning I almost didn't recognize this site.

I lurved that 8 sided Fish and can imagine why the either self banishment or full on boot occurred.





to the shit stirrers!



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Response to peekaloo (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:11 PM

56. Many left after Hillary got the nomination

They refused to sign TOS.

They found their own site...now that site is falling apart.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #56)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:43 PM

65. Octafish hasn't shown up at the other site since near the election

They don't much buy the Russia conspiracy but I know Octafish would be all over this if he were here today.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #65)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 02:09 PM

68. He left JPR cuz he was harrassed by both the left and the right for his conspiracy theories

(I checked over there just a few minutes ago. And posted a quote from JPR downthread)

There is always Reddit

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:41 AM

5. Last post was two years ago

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Jackpine Radical was profound, a real Democrat.
He thought ALL people are equal under the law and in spirit, even those with whom he disagreed.

The people at the website named after him who I respect have no animus toward DU or DUers.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:41 AM

6. They got him

 

He knew too much and was silenced.

Or, they bought him off.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:44 AM

8. I Suggest You Ask H20Man

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:28 PM

30. I haven't talked

to him in a while …..since the brain injury, at least. Maybe I'll give him a call and see what he's up to.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 03:19 PM

35. Brain Injury?

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Response to Me. (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 04:19 PM

36. Yes.

My dog was happy to see me when I got home after a few days at the Golden Gloves in the late spring. Jumped up, knocked me backwards, hit the base of my skull on a counter, was knocked out. My summer vacation was in the ICU; blood pool on brain and "dead brain matter" -- sounds like a Trump support group.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 05:44 PM

38. Well You Sound Like You

Good doctors or good living or both? Glad you're doing better...at least not in ICU for starters.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:41 PM

54. Omfg. Glad you're ok. nt

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 05:47 PM

39. Please tell him I send a hello

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:45 AM

9. He took his ass to JPR...

Where he found a much more willing audience for his conspiracy nonsense.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:48 AM

10. He's not there either anymore...

it is a shame that Americans thrive on massive numbers of books and films about intra- and inter-governmental conspiracies but refuse to admit that it is possible in the real world.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:54 AM

12. They read books about

vampires, elfs, dragons, rogue super spies that save the world and wizard schools without those in the real world.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:24 PM

15. Reality is not an opinion

 


Believing that something is possible is an entirely different exercise from demonstrating it is probable.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:35 PM

17. He was going heavy on the Russian government propaganda at the end

I can’t say DU has really lost that much since he’s been gone.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:43 PM

20. Yeah, see that now...

He was hot and heavy over there for a while, tho.

I never understood his appeal here. He was the most credulous poster I'd ever seen, and was demonstrably careless with sourcing, He'd post articles from odious characters like Paul Craig Roberts, or Wayne Madsen, or Don Fulsom, and didn't care that these authors were homophobes and bigots and white nationalists.

His posts about crop circles were legendary, and make for great re-reading, even to this day.

Truthfully, I miss Octa. He was one of the most entertaining posters at DU.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:59 PM

34. I think of him now as Qctafish.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:19 PM

58. JPR is starting a new site

The JPR founder left....

I don't know what the new site is.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:28 PM

59. I just checked over at JPR.

This is a post from July. He quit posting over there.


6. He was being attacked so much by both left and right….

that he was disgusted. There’s room here for many points of view, but there are some voices that are pushing so hard against anything at all that is is unpleasant now for some of us here.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:04 PM

14. Your comment is appreciated. By me at least.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:35 PM

18. ...



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:28 PM

16. No, he has an advisory position with this agency....

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:40 PM

19. O.m.g.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:17 PM

23. Well, fuck Putin

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:51 PM

33. If a member of DU wondered over to JPR for awhile

dose that now make them any less of a democrat or make them a bad person?

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Response to Hotler (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 08:59 PM

44. Well yeah, pretty much.

 

The place is a pigsty. Their initial burst of energy was fed entirely by Pizzagate and photoshopped images of Hillary Clinton with feces on her pants.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:57 AM

47. Mark that as one of those things I just don't get....

Some here have active accounts in the cess pool known as Discussionist. And I get it, its a cess pool that makes money and keeps this site mostly free...so why complain about some others who go to other boards? People are free to go where they want. But some internet puritans demand you do not have accounts in "un-approved" websites. I have an account at JPR, BECAUSE of all the negative publicity....why? Well I get curious...particularly when I see accusations with little to support it...or even worse, drag years old info into a context that doesn't fit today.

Now, I have a friend in Fresno (pretty sure you can guess his political leanings) and I think Democrats are often too conservative for me...and yet, were friends. And some here, would condemn me for having a Republican friend and not goose stepping with all Democratic ideals. In short, some want us to shut up, line up and become the Democratic "GOP".

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Response to Hotler (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:16 PM

57. We have a few good ones that have double posted.

Many refused to agree to DU's TOS after Hillary won the nomination.

To me, indicates that they are not a Democrat.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:52 PM

67. One of them in particular came back with anti-Biden, anti-Kennedy

and anti-Harris spam, the same as was done here to Hillary. She made it well known that she didn’t vote for Hillary in the GE, and when pressed said she learned nothing from rooting against our nominee. If there was some lesson there she could have shared, that was what the TOS mentioned, I think, but she learned nothing. Just back to attacking Democrats.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:48 PM

66. He hasn't posted over there in a long time

Last I saw he was talking about Roger Stone & Donald Trump.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 11:58 AM

13. The CIA did him in.

To prove it, here’s an 18,000 word piece from John Pilger.

All the dots connect if you really want them to.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:14 PM

21. He kept track of a ton of in depth info, had the links right at his fingertips

when asked for any specific info, he could produce it.

His BFEE info was a big attractive feature for me on the site, in the second li'l bush term. Can't say the same for op s from the little handful of detractors who always pop up when he posted.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:18 PM

24. Agreed

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:42 PM

25. He went out of his way to dig up an old Bertrand Russell post for me, a few years back.

Never saw him being nasty or unkind to any other post-er, either.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 08:02 PM

42. Correct

He took a lot of heat, too. A good person.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:40 PM

31. He was an interesting read.

BCCI scandal, BFEE, Iran-Conta, and other juicy stories. I nosed around over at JPR a few times and never saw him there. I was away from here for about 2-yrs. and when I wandered back here he was gone. I would have like to read his take on the Panama Papers. Probably could have tied them back to the BCCI crooks.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 06:51 PM

71. You're probably right about the Panama Papers / BCCI connection.

Never really went over to the Jackpine site. I hope Octa is still posting somewhere and in good shape.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:15 PM

22. No doubt doing better than Bugliosi

Last edited Sat Nov 24, 2018, 08:02 PM - Edit history (1)

He probably didn't feel the need to counter his nemesis any more.

(Apologies to any Bugliosi fans)

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 06:59 PM

41. What happened to our favorite French poster, syringis?

I miss her cartoon posts from Europe!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 08:52 PM

43. I am still pretty new and her cartoons were so cool! she was a Walloon (francophone Belgian) I think

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Response to Celerity (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 11:45 AM

50. I know, I enjoyed her posts and her perspective.

Maybe she’ll return.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:39 PM

61. Someone from France was going to have to take a break due to living situations

But I looked up Syringis and don't think it's her.

Her last post was Sept 2018 and this other poster moved awhile back. (I think in 2017)

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #61)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:42 PM

64. Yeah, she posted fairly frequently, so I've noticed her absence.

Hope she’s ok.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 09:06 PM

45. Ok I read this and wondered whatever happened to Octamom...

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Response to milestogo (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 09:35 AM

49. She hasn't been productive lately

or reproductive

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Response to milestogo (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:32 PM

60. I recently saw an Outbrain ad on a website featuring Octomom

I was tempted to click, but knew it would take 3 hours to click through about 3,000 pictures of other grown children to see, "What her kids look like now".

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Response to milestogo (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 02:14 PM

69. Here is a recent pic of the octuplets

August 2018



The girls are going through growth spurt

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #69)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 03:09 PM

70. Cute kids!

I can, somewhat, identify with them because I come from a family of eight kids. We weren’t all born at the the same time, but we were close, one right after the other

But we were never this cute

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:23 PM

52. I liked him. He was one of those member who added character to this forum.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:27 PM

53. DU is like the Hotel California: You can check in anytime you like,

but you can never leave.
I wonder how many dead people are still on the DU rolls listed as active members?

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Response to elocs (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 12:42 PM

55. Ha! Great analogy. n/t

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Response to elocs (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:39 PM

62. Not really

 

Just since the new TOS 2 years ago.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2018, 01:41 PM

63. He'd be all over Trump and Roger Stone

I'm sure not everything he posted checked out but most of what he posted was quite informative. I wish he didn't feed his trolls.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 02:22 AM

72. Did we ever find out?

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